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While staying at the Sleeping Giant we did two excursions with Upside Down Tours.
We did the Mayan Ruin tour of Xunantunich and Cahal Pech with Marvin. The sights were amazing and Marvin as our guide made it an unforgettable experience. We was so knowledgeable...More
Our hotel did not offer the tours we wanted to do on the days that where available on our trip. I contacted Abel through email at the last minute, he quickly responded saying he would be happy to take us to the cave tubing and...More
We spent two days with Abel Garcia, the owner of Upside Down Tours. He transferred us from Black Rock Lodge to Sleeping Giant and then from Sleeping Giant to Placencia. We asked that we look for birds along the way. Abel has been doing tours...More
We spent a very educational and fulfilling day traveling from the Sleeping Giant lodge to San Jose and San Ignacio to explore the Mayan ruins in Western Belize. Our guide Alex Guzman was knowledgeable and passionate about the Mayan history and culture and knew the...More
We did both the Xunantunich/Cahal Pech Mayan Ruin tour and St. Herman's Cave Tubing Adventure with Upside Down. The guides were very friendly and knowledgable. Other than one group of school kids, the Maya ruins weren't crowded at all. Even better, the four of us...More
We booked two tours with Upside Down Tours. Marvin was our knowledgeable guide on our tour of both the Xunantunich and Cahal Pech Mayan ruins. This was amazing, thrilling and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Standing on top of the temple at Xunantunich and...More
Abel took my husband and me on a tour of the Sleeping Giant Cave in early May. It was amazing. On the hike through the jungle to the cave, he conveyed his deep knowledge of the plants and wildlife, and of Belize itself. The cave...More
Professional and Personable Guides with great knowledge make memories!
Rose was a delightful Guide taking us on the Tubing Tour through St. Herman's Cave.
A short walk along a clear path to the cave entrance passed quickly as Rose shared bits and pieces about what...More
I would highly recommend Abel and Upside Down Tours. Abel took us cave tubing and kayaking on the beautiful Belize river. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and taught us so much. We appreciated that he introduced us to an outstanding restaurant, Hibiscus. Abel...More
Marvin was great as our guide in the St. Herman's cave tubing trip. He even took us to the Sleeping Giant Mayan ruins cave on his day off. Rose was also great on the Belize River kayak, but that was the least interesting of the...More
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To clarify on the cost above (US$50/person), this covered the walking tour and the cave tour. Not the transportation to get to the site. We had a rental car and it was extremely easy. Take the main east-west highway... More
To clarify on the cost above (US$50/person), this covered the walking tour and the cave tour. Not the transportation to get to the site. We had a rental car and it was extremely easy. Take the main east-west highway (Western Hwy). At Belmopan you turn onto the Hummingbird Hwy (note - it is not signed as such) but it's a paved highway. Nice drive. We came to the Blue Hole National Park. There was a parking lot on the right and the guy was set up there in a small wooden hut. With this tour, you could then go about 100 metres down the road and also go to the Blue Hole. I don't recall for sure, but I think the tour got you into the Blue Hole for free or for a reduced price. If you have your own transportation, I'd highly recommend this because it's easy and you have a good chance of a completely private, quality, local tour. If possible, email or call in advance to make sure they have a guide on hand for you. We were just lucky because he was able to call the guide who showed up in about 20 minutes but there might not have been one available. One of the best things we did the whole time we were there.